Seven Divisions Ready to Race at Petty This Weekend
RIVER GLADE, NB (July 11, 2013) - Seven - count them, seven different racing divisions are ready to roll into Petty International Raceway this weekend. The action will be packed into two shows, the GT Enterprises Sportsman 100 on Friday and the Fast Eddies Racewear 100 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour on Saturday.
On Friday the GT Enterprises Sportsman division will be centre stage with support class action from the Mister Transmission Mini Stock, the C Max Paint and Body Shop Supplies Street Stock, and the AOW series.
On Saturday the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) competitors will make their second attempt on the Fast Eddies Racewear 100 which had been postponed from a June date, Besides the high powered pro stocks fans will see the Leisure Days RV Bandoleros and the Maritime League of Legends.
John Flemming enters the Fast Eddies Racewear 100 with three of five wins on the season and a 43 point lead over Shawn Turple. While Flemming has been a strong contender whenever he has raced at Petty his best finish in the tracks modern era (since reopening in 2011) is fourth. Turple has a 2012 win at Petty, while third through fifth place point getters Greg Proude, Dylan Gosbee and Darren MacKinnon are also winless at Petty.
After five of 12 events in the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year battle Dylan Blenkhorn leads Cole Butcher by 24 points but it is Denver Foran who has been on the move lately in winning the last rookie of the race awards. Foran is within two points of Butcher for second while Colby Smith sits fourth in the competitive rookie class.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – FAST EDDIE RACEWEAR 100
(supplied by PST; subject to change without notice)
#02 – Mike MacKenzie – Dartmouth, NS
#0 - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
#4 - Mike Stevens - Riverview, NB
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PE
#11 - Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13- Denver Foran – Edmonton, AB
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Robbie MacEwen - Sherwood, PE
#24 – Steve Ross – Waverley, NS
#29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PE
#35 – Brad Mann – Glen Livet, NB
#45 - Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#52 - Shawn Tucker - Fredericton, NB
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter's Lake, NS
#63 – Brodie MacQuarrie – Winsloe, PE
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#77 – Colby Smith –Cape Sable Island, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#97 - John Flemming - Halifax, NS
#98 - Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 - Craig Slaunwhite - Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
Competitors from all seven divisions will be racing for bragging rights as well as championship points as the 2013 season reaches the mid-way point, half-way to their respective title chases.
It will be the first stop of the year at Petty for the AOW and Maritime League of Legends, both rained out in earlier scheduled dates in what has been a soggy season.
There will be a practice session at the track Thursday evening in preparation for the two race meets. All teams that are registered to compete in the seven divisions set to race at Petty this weekend are welcome to attend. The pit entry fee for the practice session is $10 and admission is restricted to those 18 and older; grandstand entry is free on Thursday evening.
Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Friday admission is $20 for adults and $10 for youth (8 to 18). Saturday admission is $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Children seven and under will be admitted free both days (when accompanied by an adult).
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.
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